The Jacobi Group, a global leader in manufacturer of activated carbon products has recently announced that production has begun at its newest coconut shell carbon activation plant in Misamis Oriental. When it runs at full capacity by the end of 2015, it is said to be the world’s largest coconut shell activated carbon plant with a new level of automation.
Although the news article (HERE) indicates location is in Cagayan de Oro City, the new facility is actually in the industrial town of Villanueva, some 40 minutes east of the city. Their initial site is in Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City. Photo above shows the actual facility in Kirahon, Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.
Founded in 1916, the Jacobi Group is based in Sweden with several manufacturing plants worldwide. Visit the company website HERE.
In case you’re wondering what’s the use of activated carbon, it is used in several applications sich as gas purification, decaffeination, metal extraction, water purification, medicine, sewage treatment, air filters in gas masks and respirators, filters in compressed air and many others.
Below is a summary of its uses and benefits (from http://draxe.com/).
Again, this is another coconut-based industry.